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ORION. L. M.
1. The heavens declare thy glory, Lord! In every star thy wisdom shines; But when our eyes behold thy
word, We read thy name in fairer lines; 2. The rolling sun, the changing light, And nights and
days thy power confess; But the blest volume thou hast writ Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
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3. Sun, moon, and stars convey Thy praise Round the whole earth, and never stand; So when Thy truth began its race
It touched and glanced on every land. 4. Nor shall Thy spreading Gospel rest
Till through the world Thy truth has run; Till Christ has all the nations bless'd
That see the light, or feel the sun.
5. Great Sun of Righteousness, arise;
Bless the dark world with heavenly light;
6. Thy noblest wonders here we view
In souls renewed, and sins forgiven; Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew, And make Thy word my guide to heaven.
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The gathered beams of ages shine;
But makes its brightness more divine.
2. On mightier wing, loftier flight,
From year to year does knowledge soar; And, as it soars, the Gospel light
Adds to its influence more and more.
3. More glorious still as centuries roll, [furled, New regions blessed, new powers unExpanding with th' expanding soul,
Its waters shall o'erflow the world
4. Flow to restore, but not destroy;
As when the cloudless lamp of day
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1. THE starry firmament on high,
2. The hopes that holy word supplies,
Its truths divine and precepts wiseIn each a heavenly beam I see, And every beam conducts to Thee. 3. Almighty Lord! the sun shall fail, The moon forget her nightly tale, And deepest silence hush on high The radiant chorus of the sky4. But fixed for everlasting years, Unmoved amid the wreck of spheres, Thy word shall shine in cloudless day When heaven and earth have passed away.
SIR R. GRANT.
• Sung to Pilesgrove by slurring all the notes in measures (8) and (16).
4. Oh! for the coming of the end,
The last long Sabbath-day of time When peace from heaven shall descend Like heaven's own light, on every clime.
5. When men in ships far off at sea
Shall hear the happy nations raise
The chant of overflowing praise.
6. Mankind shall be one brotherhood;
One human soul shall fill the earth, And God shall say, "The world is good As in the day I gave it birth."
and light Of all
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2. When day, with farewell beam, delays Among the opening clouds of even, And we can almost think we gaze,
Through opening vistas, into heavenThose hues that mark the sun's decline, So soft, so radiant, Lord, are Thine.
3. When night, with wings of starry gloom, O'ershadows all the earth and skies, Like some dark, beauteous bird, whose plume
Is sparkling with unnumbered eyesThat sacred gloom, those fires divine, So grand, so countless, Lord, are Thine.
we turn, thy glo- ries shine, And all things fair and bright are thine.
4. When youthful Spring around us breathes.
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1. THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye: My noonday walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend.
2. When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountains pant,
1. The spacious fir- ma- ment on high, With all the blue, e
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1. The spacious firmament on high,
2. The wearied sun, from day to day,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,Their great Origin
2. Soon as evening shades prevail;
4. While all the stars that round her burn,
5. What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark, terrestrial ball?
6. In reason's ear they all rejoice,
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1. O SOURCE divine, and Life of all,
The Fount of being's wondrous sea! Thy depth would every heart appall,
That saw not Love supreme in Thee.
2. We shrink before Thy vast abyss,
Where worlds on worlds eternal brood;
3. And so, 'mid boundless time and space,
4. Nor let Thou life's delightful play
Thy truth's transcendent vision hide; Nor strength and gladness lead astray From Thee, our nature's only guide.
5. Bestow on every joyous thrill
Thy deeper tone of reverent awe;
DOXOLOGY. L. M.
PRAISE God from whom all blessings flow;
1. Source of being, source of light, With unfading beauties bright;Thee,when morning greets the
skies, Blushing sweet with humid eyes; Thee, when soft, de clin-ing day Sinks in
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1. SOURCE of being, source of light,
2. Yonder azure vault on high,
Yonder blue, low, liquid sky;
3. Source of light, Thou bid'st the sun
purple waves away; Thee, O pa-rent, will I sing, To thy feet my tribute bring.
4. Father, King, whose heavenly face
We Thy well-known aid implore;
1. MIGHTY One, before whose face
2. Source of truth, whose rays alone
Light the mighty world of mind!
3. Shed on those who in Thy name
Teach the way of truth and right,
Shed that wisdom's guiding light.